Eagles sign veteran DE Sinclair

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- With a void to fill along the defensive line, the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday signed a one-year contract with veteran end Michael Sinclair, who was released by the Denver Broncos in training camp.

The Eagles had a hole to fill at left defensive end when starter Derrick Burgess suffered a broken bone in his right foot in Sunday's 27-24 loss at Tennessee. Burgess underwent surgery Tuesday and will miss eight to 10 weeks.


Burgess is the second starter along the defensive line to go down for an exended period of time. Tackle Hollis Thomas suffered a season-ending foot injury during training camp.

Sinclair, 34, spent his entire 11-year career with the Seattle Seahawks prior to joining Denver for training camp this season. A three-time Pro Bowler, Sinclair has registered 73 1/2 sacks in 144 games, including a career-high 16 1/2 in 1998.

To make room from Sinclair, the Eagles released second-year tight end Tony Stewart. As a rookie last season, Stewart had five catches for 52 yards and a touchdown.

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